Review: Oral appliances are better than control appliances, but not CPAP, in the obstructive sleep apnea-hypopnea syndrome

September 2006
ACP Journal Club;Sep/Oct2006, Vol. 145 Issue 2, p43
Academic Journal
The article discusses a study on the effectiveness of oral appliances (OAs) on obstructive sleep apnea-hypopnea syndrome. The study measured daytime sleepiness by the Epworth Sleepiness Score and sleep-disordered breathing by the apnea-hypopnea index. OAs were compared with oral devices that did not protrude the mandible. Results showed that for reducing sleep-disordered breathing, daytime sleepiness, arousals, and quality of life, OAs were better than control OAs.


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